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Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexabranchus marginatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832) 
AphiaID: 220382

Classification: Biota > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorAnimalia (Kingdom) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorMollusca (Phylum) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorGastropoda (Class) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHeterobranchia (Subclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorOpisthobranchia (Infraclass) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorNudibranchia (Order) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorEuctenidiacea (Suborder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorDoridacea (Infraorder) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorPolyceroidea (Superfamily) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexabranchidae (Family) > Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexabranchus (Genus)
Status Unaccepted: synonym, or anything that is not accepted unaccepted
Accepted name  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexabranchus sanguineus (Rüppell & Leuckart, 1830)
Rank Species
Parent Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorHexabranchus Ehrenberg, 1828
Sources 
source of synonymy Valdés Á. (2002) How many species of Hexabranchus (Opisthobranchia : Dorididae) are there? Molluscan Research 22(3): 289-301., available online at http://www.publish.csiro.au/?act=view_file&file_id=MR02012.pdf [details]

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Environment marine, terrestrial
Distribution 
From other sources
Mozambique
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorMozambique [details]
Host of  Checked: verified by a taxonomic editorBriarella risbeci Monod, 1928 (parasitic: ectoparasitic)
Link Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorTo Biodiversity Heritage Library (16 publications) 
Note 
From other sources
Unreviewed: has not been verified by a taxonomic editorDescription Spanish Dancer Up to 40 cm long (larger in South Africa). A relatively common and distinctive species with a white, red and orange pattern. They lay large, pink, spiralled ribbons of eggs. Feed mainly on sponges, and incorporate sponge toxins into their skin as well as into their egg masses. Habitat: diverse, among shallow coral reefs, often swimming. Distribution: Indo-Pacific. N.B. many synonyms exist for species which differ in colour and are geographically separated. [details]
LSID urn:lsid:marinespecies.org:taxname:220382
Taxonomic
Edit history
 
Date   action   by
1998-09-02 09:02:48Z  created  Onyango, Eunice
1998-09-02 12:30:17Z  changed  Onyango, Eunice
2010-11-30 15:31:42Z  changed  Gofas, Serge
2013-06-27 07:56:36Z  changed  Caballer, Manuel
  
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  Citation: Caballer, M.; Gofas, S. (2014). Hexabranchus marginatus (Quoy & Gaimard, 1832). Accessed through: World Register of Marine Species at http://www.marinespecies.org/aphia.php?p=taxdetails&id=220382 on 2014-10-20
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